Monday, April 04, 2011

BBTB2/Mother

Happy Monday.... our talented BBTB2 Design Team Sister , Lori, has asked us to design with the seasonal cartridge for Mother's Day 2010, and if we do not have that cartridge, we can use anything that says Mother, Mom, Grandma, Happy Mother's Day..... Weld letters together if you will. Why don't you join in on our challenge? We love to see your creations. Here is my take on our challenge.

I mixed a few papers together for this recipe...starting with a pink and yellow polka dot for the background, a pale yellow embossed mount upon a EK Success lattice work punch. Upon that I placed a small punch out strip of light turquoise. I had a circle scallop just laying about so I placed a pink and yellow bow upon that and then I added some of those fun fun rolled up roses in paper. The leaves were fussy cut, and the title is from Beyond Birthdays.



Here is a side view of the roses. I always feel this is the kind of card you hand to someone instead of trying to mail it...unless, of course, you are adding a gift and then the dimensional card can be placed in a nice roomy gift box. Have you made some of these flowers?.... they are so easy and there are several ways. I fussy cut with scallop scissors or even punch a scalloped circle. The smaller the circle, the smaller the flower. Once the circle is cut, take a little nip at the side and begin to cut around so that essentially you have a spiral... which eventually leaves a small round area at the very end. At the beginning start to roll the paper "strip" and a flower begins to appear. Once it is all rolled I put a small dot of glue to hold the shape and then I glue the rolled flower to the round base. If you want a flower without the scalloped edges, just cut with straight edge scissors. For larger flowers, it is fun to roll them tight, let it loose to unroll and then reshape gently. You are left with a lovely flower. Add a center of your liking and you have a wonderful dimensional embellishment. My flower center was done with a very small circle in pink paper.
TFL.... and if you leave me a sweet comment, I will appreciate it. I hope you have enjoyed looking at the design team sister's creations at BBTB2.

12 comments:

1CardCreator said...

What a stunning card Carole! I love the roses you made, they are gorgeous. Have a great week.

cricutalltime said...

love the way your card turned out.very cute flowers will try this kind of rose.love the colors.tfs

Susan said...

Beatiful card, Carole. I love all of the layers - and once again you embossed - I forgot (as ususal!!). The colors of the layers are wonderful. And those flowers are FABULOUS. Thank you for tell us how to make them - I must give it a try. I am enjoying new flower techniques lately.

xx Susan

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Carole! Love those sweet little homespun roses!

DonnaMundinger said...

The flowers are gorgeous, Carole, and so are your paper choices. Beautiful card! xxD

~JulieH~ said...

Oh I love all the different layers to your gorgeous card this week Carole! I've made some of those flowers out of felt. I love yours they look so beatifully delicate
Hugs
Juliexx

"Um Buggin" said...

Beautiful card Carole! Love the rolled flowers and the colors are perfect for Mother's Day.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Heather said...

Beautiful color combos and WOW! I love those roses!!

Jeri said...

What a super wonderful card, Carole. If it starts out with polka dot paper it'll be a favorite of mine. I'm obsessed with polka dots. Your rolled flowers came out gorgeous.

**Treefrog** said...

Another Beauty Carole as always! I Love your flowers to, I love to make handmade flowers and you are so right, these are alot of fun to do and so versatile!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Maria said...

Love this Carole! Those roses are fabulous! Sorry I couldn't play along this week...

Lori1brat said...

Carole - I love your take on the challenge this week ! Thank you so much for your beautiful work !!!!